Exciting Media Coverage for Dundurn Titles!

Exciting Media Coverage for Dundurn Titles!

Posted on June 20 by caitlyn
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It was a busy week of reviews!

To Timbuktu for a Haircut (2nd ed) by Rick Antonson is praised by Booklist (US). “…the height of [Rick Antonson’s] journey is a visit to the fabled libraries holding ancient manuscripts in the city that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this second edition of his 2008 book, Antonson updates readers on the volatility in the region that threatens the safety of irreplaceable artifacts and manuscripts. Photos and maps enhance this beautifully written narrative of travel and the endangered ancient heritage of a city famous for scholarship, salt, and gold.”

The Redemption of Oscar Wolf by James Bartleman was a fun read at the Ottawa Citizen. “Dark humour runs throughout the text. Bartleman especially has fun satirizing self-important diplomats and politicians.”

Am I Sane Yet? By John Scully is reviewed by Blacklock’s Reporter.ca (Ottawa, ON). “Scully is a skilled journalist with the concise eloquence you’d expect of someone who served fifty years in the newsroom. He is able to do what many other mentally ill Canadians cannot: document his own descent into self-agony.”

Bears in the Bird Feeders by Jim Poling Sr. is recommended by Waterloo Record— “This book would be a good reading companion on a holiday weekend — unless the boat's not in the water yet.”

24 Hours reviewed and featured excerpts from Breakthrough! by John Melady.  It’s recommended by 24 Hours that “anyone with a curious bent (“I wonder how that came to be?”) will enjoy this book, and it could easily find a place in a school curriculum that encourages innovation.”

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent by Nathan Tidridge is reviewed by Royalhistorian.com  and praised for “creating a more nuanced and accurate portrait of the Duke”. “Previous biographies of the Duke of Kent focus on his real and imagined personal life including his often strained relationship with his parents and siblings, alleged obsession with military discipline and rumoured affairs that reputedly left Canada populated with half-siblings of Queen Victoria. Tidridge analyses this reputation critically, creating a more nuanced and accurate portrait of the Duke. His focus on the Duke of Kent’s relationship with Canada is a fresh approach that reveals the Princes’ full significance as a historical figure in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Nathan Tidridge’s lively and insightful biography, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown, restores the Duke to his rightful place in Canadian history.”

The National Post  asked questions about the role of Duke of Kent  in Canadian history—“Queen Victoria’s father deserved greater role in Canadian history, new biography says”

Truths I Learned From Sam by Kristin Butcher is admired by The Winnipeg Free Press for being a sensitive and compelling story— “Truths I Learned from Sam . . . is a sensitive, compelling story about a 17-year-old who finds meaning in her life in an unexpected place.”

Saris on Scooters by Sheila McLeod Arnopolous  is recommend by Book Review Journal (India) as an interesting read—“Saris on Scooters makes a compelling read for anyone who is interested in understanding the role of Indian rural women in poverty reduction and the role of microcredit in helping them.”

 Twilight is Not Good for Maidens by Lou Allin was reviewed by CriminalElement.com.  They encouraged “Readers who are interested in dense local detail along with their mystery plots will find plenty to interest in Twilight Is Not Good for Maidens.”

Riverside Drive by Michael Januska was praised by The Drive Magazine for creating a Windsor Ontario with a little edge. They said “Windsor may look and feel a bit more like HBO’s Boardwalk Empire after reading Riverside Drive, the latest release from Michael Januska.“

 Windsor Life Magazine  says Riverside Drive, “is well-written, it’s a great read and at fewer than 300 pages it can be finished in a relatively short time. . . [Januska] appears to be on his way to becoming a nationally recognized figure”

Fire on the Runway by Mel Bradshaw was acclaimed by the Merchant of Menace: Sleuths of Bake Street Newsletter  for “Bradshaw’s skill for depicting details is what brings post-war Toronto to life.”

The Whisper of Legends by Barbara Fradkin was a heart-racing read for Merchant of Menace: Sleuths of Bake Street Newsletter. “I was cheering Green along as he struggled against his fears and tried his hardest to be an asset, rather than a hindrance, in an investigation that could mean the life or death of his daughter. A really great read!”

Mind Gap by Marina Cohen was thoughtfully reviewed by the Stratford Gazette—“Marina Cohen’s chilling, paranormal thriller features a teen with feelings which will be familiar to many readers. It’s satisfying to see Jake eventually emerge from the thoughtless past behaviour which has hurt his family, to assuming responsibility by the end of the story.”

 

What a busy week Indeed!!